Picture 15-23.5.

Here is Arabella Station sometime during the strike, with police armed with shotguns guarding the facility.  Car 842 is signed Napoleon, with a destination of Shrewesbury, meaning that if it could run, it would operate over the entire Napoleon line, including the extension into Metairie to the Shrewsbury terminal.  But the car isn't going anywhere.  Someone not in uniform, presumably a would-be strike breaker, is standing at the controls, but that automobile in front of the streetcar isn't going to get out of the way.  There are at least nine policemen in the picture. Item-Tribune News Bureau, collection of the author

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